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    NOAA’s Introduces: High Frequency Radar for Currents and Tides

    NOAA's new National Ocean Service website will provide boaters with coastal ocean surface current observations and tidal current expectations in coastal waters at nearly real-time speed by employing their high frequency (HF) radar. This is yet another step forward in NOAA's efforts to increase mariners' safety while navigating. Currently, these marine observations are available for [...]

    2014 Dana Point Harbor Boat Show

      You're Invited! To the Dana Point Harbor Boat Show Dates: May 29, 2014 - June 1, 2014 Location: 34451 Ensenada Pl Dana Point, CA 92629           Don’t miss out! The Dana Point Harbor Boat Show is just around the corner! Dana Point Harbor is a beautiful home for thousands of [...]

    Check Out Our New Resources Page!

    Check out the newest update to our site, our resources page! Here we have provided easy-to-access PDF forms that are free to use so that you can spend less time on paperwork and more time boating.   All you have to do is navigate to our Resources page, click on the form you need, and [...]

    Support the Sailing Yacht Research Foundation!

    How do designers, builders, and sailors push the limits of technology, rapidly improving the performance and safety of sailing today? The answer is, and always has been, science.  […]

    New Yacht TV Series FYO: MIAMI Calls for Yachts

    Just last week, the first episode of a new TV series, FYO: Destinations, began filming. This series is being produced by Yacht Entertainment Studios (YES), who has plans in place to shoot roughly 30 episodes on location on yachts throughout the U.S. in addition to a few international locations. YES is currently searching for yachts that are either (1), soon to be purchased or (2), are currently owned to be used as sets and locations for the TV series. […]

    Fishing and Boating Convention

    Long Beach Show Fishing and Boating March 5-9, 2014 Beginning tomorrow the Long Beach Convention Center will host the Fred Hall Long Beach Show, showcasing some of the nation’s leading fishing and boating manufacturers. If you love fishing and boating you do not want to miss this opportunity!  You will be sure to find new fishing gear and outdoor equipment to make your boating (and even camping) getaways even better! The show starts tomorrow and ends on Sunday so be sure to put it on your calendar! […]

    NOAA Releases Free PDF Nautical Charts to Public

    NOAA nautical charts are being released free to the public as PDF files. These are going to exactly the same charts as the traditional nautical charts, but available as a digital file (and yes, you can print them! See the bottom of this page for links). […]

    Join us at the Port of San Diego’s Hull Paint Expo on March 22nd!

     Don’t Miss Out! Expo Rescheduled for March 22! The team at Oversea Insurance would like to invite you to come check out the Port of San Diego’s Eco Friendly Hull Paint Expo on March 22, 2014 from 10 A.M. to noon. This event is going to be held at Driscoll Boat Works located at: 2500 Shelter Island Drive in San Diego, CA. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet fellow boat owners, learn about alternative hull paints, and if you’re lucky, win a raffle prize! […]

    Want to take your yacht to Mexico?

    With Spring just around the corner, you might be considering taking your yacht on a trip to Mexico. Before you do so, however, make sure you have all the documents necessary in order to be permitted to enter foreign waters so you don’t run into any headaches along the way. […]

    USCG Testing “Virtual” Buoys: Advancement or Security Threat?

    The U.S. Coast Guard is launching the “beta” use of Automatic Identification System (AIS)-assisted buoys for evaluation in select U.S.ports. These buoys are, in essence, virtual buoys that would be visible only on radar, computer, or ECDIS. The buoys will not be physically visible at the surface, but will be easily picked up my computer systems on vessels as the buoys will have an AIS transmitter installed that communicates with a home base on shore. […]